The Hoyle Historic Homestead
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The Hoyle Historic Homestead Board of Directors cordially invites the public to attend the 24th Annual Open House.
This event is free of charge to all who wish to participate.
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Where: The Homestead is located at 1214 Dallas-Stanley Highway, Dallas, NC. (see map below)
Guided tours of the house will be available.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music of Soldiers of the Cross, who will perform gospel and bluegrass selections.
Local historical societies and genealogists will be on hand to discuss family and local history. Bring your questions, and maybe you will find an answer. Some of those attending are Broad River Genealogical Society, Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society, Mount Holly Historical Society, Belmont Historical Society, Lincoln County Historical Association, Cherryville History Museum.
Exhibits will be provided by Schiele Museum of Natural History, Piedmont Fiber Guild and Gaston County Museum of Art and History.
Food will be available to purchase.
Contributed by Mike Peters and Jeff Pruett
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More About The Hoyle Historic Homestead
The Hoyle Historic Homestead is Gaston County’s oldest home. It dates back to circa late 1700’s and is located at 1214 Dallas Stanley Highway in Dallas, NC 28034-0235.
A non-profit educational organization, The Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc. seeks to restore and protect this home of Peter Hoyle, sometimes spelled Heil, Heyl or Hoyl in old documents. Hoyle was part of the 18th Century settling of the North Carolina Piedmont by German and Scot-Irish immigrants traveling the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road south through the Shenandoah Valley then into the Carolinas. (map courtesy of CSI/ISI.)
The home is important not only for its antiquity, but also for its construction. The house and outbuildings are on the site where Peiter Heyl was granted a land grant in 1754. The main house was built during the late 1700’s. It features rare corner post construction and is the only known remaining structure in North Carolina with this type of construction. This was also the site of Hoylesville, the first Federal Post Office in present day Gaston County.
The site was purchased by Hoyle Historic Homestead Inc., in 1991 to preserve and restore this very important part of regional history. In 1993 it was placed on the National Historical Register.
Join Us Today…
Consider joining as a member of the Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc., as well as volunteering for our various projects related to restoring this building. Contact HHHI by clicking here to go to our contact page, click here to email us, or by writing to:
Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc.
PO Box 235, Dallas, NC 28034-0235
The Hoyle Historic Homestead’s physical address is:
1214 Dallas Stanley Highway
Dallas, NC 28034-0235